The Doctrine of Election

 By Dr. Todd Daly The doctrine of divine election/predestination is too often associated with acrimonious debates between the followers of Calvin and Arminius, debates that not only distort the concept of election but subtly suggest that Christians are better off jettisoning this troubled doctrine altogether. However, this troubled debate often engenders legitimate questions about the…

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Robert Sievers: Islam and the End Times

Urbana Seminary’s Master of Arts in Religion graduate Robert Sievers will be speaking this Friday in Mahomet on a topic that is very dear to him. Robert explains: Islam and the End Times “Behold, I am coming quickly”. These words from Jesus have resonated with His followers for over two millennia. Each generation believed it…

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Marriage and Culture: Part 2

written by Dr. Ken Cuffey, President and Professor of  Biblical Studies Last week we began to ask about the framework for understanding and discussing marriage that the opening chapters of Genesis lay out for us. My sense is that in these stories of origins the Scriptures lay out basic principles that hold true all through…

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Marriage and Culture: Part 1

written by Dr. Ken Cuffey, President and Professor of Biblical Studies Recently while waiting at a local business I struck up a conversation with the young woman in her early 20s who was helping me. She shared openly about her training, her job, and her boyfriend. I was pleasantly surprised to discover her openness about…

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A Conversation about the Afterlife, Part 5 – Aaron

The recent book by Rob Bell, Love Wins, has reopened the controversial topic about the ultimate spiritual destiny of mankind – will every person, no matter what, be reconciled ultimately back to God through his bountiful love in Christ’s sacrificial death and live eternally in His presence, or will Judgment Day separate some men and women…

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A Conversation about the Afterlife, Part 5 – Scott

The recent book by Rob Bell, Love Wins, has reopened the controversial topic about the ultimate spiritual destiny of mankind – will every person, no matter what, be reconciled ultimately back to God through his bountiful love in Christ’s sacrificial death and live eternally in His presence, or will Judgment Day separate some men and women…

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A Conversation About the Afterlife, Part 4

The recent book by Rob Bell, Love Wins, has reopened the controversial topic about the ultimate spiritual destiny of mankind – will every person, no matter what, be reconciled ultimately back to God through his bountiful love in Christ’s sacrificial death and live eternally in His presence, or will Judgment Day separate some men and women…

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A Conversation about the Afterlife, Part 3

The recent book by Rob Bell, Love Wins, has reopened the controversial topic about the ultimate spiritual destiny of mankind – will every person, no matter what, be reconciled ultimately back to God through his bountiful love in Christ’s sacrificial death and live eternally in His presence, or will Judgment Day separate some men and women…

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A Conversation about the Afterlife, Part 2

By Dr. Aaron Bird The recent book by Rob Bell, Love Wins, has reopened the controversial topic about the ultimate spiritual destiny of mankind – will every person, no matter what, be reconciled ultimately back to God through his bountiful love in Christ’s sacrificial death and live eternally in His presence, or will Judgment Day separate…

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A Conversation about the Afterlife

By Scott Reichard The recent book by Rob Bell, Love Wins, has reopened the controversial topic about the ultimate spiritual destiny of mankind – will every person, no matter what, be reconciled ultimately back to God through his bountiful love in Christ’s sacrificial death and live eternally in His presence, or will Judgment Day separate some…

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